Remains of missing man found near Yambah

The remains of a man who was reported missing from a cattle station north of Alice Springs last year have been found, according to police.

 

Denny Jones, aged 48, was reported missing from Burt Creek Outstation on June 18, 2017.

 

It appears he suffered a mental health episode before running into bushland.

 

An extensive land and air search of the area was conducted by police, which failed to locate him.

 

Just before 3pm on Monday police received a report of human remains being located three kilometres from the Yambah Station homestead.

 

Forensic officers have confirmed the human remains are those of Mr Jones.

 

 

 

 

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  1. John Bell
    Posted September 21, 2018 at 8:31 am

    @ Alex Nelson. Thank you Alex. It was a very sad situation. I have often wondered about the two young lads who found him and how they must have felt.

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  2. Posted September 21, 2018 at 7:20 am

    @ John Bell (Posted September 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm): The skeleton was identified, a young man only recently arrived in Alice Springs in 1965. It’s believed he was a victim of an accidental discharge of his rifle, not a suicide.

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  3. John Bell
    Posted September 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    This brings to mind the finding of a human skeleton in the early 70s.
    Up on the cliff face of the MacDonnell Range near Heavitree Gap, stuck in a cleft, an old .22 by his side, ragged remnants of clothes, with pre-decimal currency in the pocket.
    He had been looking out over Sadadeen for quite a number of years, discovered by young lads climbing.
    I cannot recall if identity was ever established, whether it was suicide or an accident.

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